Note to Jets' Herman Edwards: It's better to imitate other coaches' winning moves. In the wild-card game Chargers coach Marty Schottenheimer helped keep New York alive by cautiously playing for a field goal that missed. Jets did same thing a week later and suffered same fate versus Steelers.
A four-month lockout? You ain't seen nothing yet. And you ain't going to be seeing anything anytime soon, either. The league's puck supplier fired half its employees, while union boss Bob Goodenow reportedly told players who aren't already in Europe to head there and get a job. Wayne Gretzky said recently, "I'm scared we could be looking at ... two years."
Matt Leinart says he's returning to USC, which means quarterback John David Booty (right) gets another year as backup. And on a day when J. Lo was nowhere to be seen at the Golden Globes, the NFL's most famous backside had no chance to shake: Randy Moss went without a touchdown in Vikings' loss.
Traveling by Air
It's not just big airlines that are having trouble making connections (and profits). NFL's best passing offenses--Colts' and Vikings'--were laid low last week, as were Mike Martz's Rams. Yep, January is a lousy time to fly.